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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 18, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

There must be plenty of examples of pre-77 fanning.

Morning Dew comes to mind. Check Winterland 2/24/74 for example, during the last minute or so.

11/21/73 also has nice fanning at the end of MD.

And as for the 60's: How about Caution? That song is almost all fanning. I don't recall off the top of my head if he actually fans in Viola Lee Blues, but I wouldn't be surprised.

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2009-05-18 17:16:42

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Poster: snori Date: May 18, 2009 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

The Morning Dew on Europe '72 has fanning towards the end.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 18, 2009 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

Good examples, Caution in particular. (That song was designed from the start for that particular style, tho.) I think Lovelight is the other one that has lots of fanning at climactic moments. Viola Lee, not so much as you'd think, only in the meltdown I believe.
But those are just a few songs. I'm still pretty sure that '77 is when the fanning started popping up in more places. Unfortunately there's no handy "fanning index" to refer to!

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Poster: Solo Head Date: May 18, 2009 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

9/2/80; the Sugaree and Morning Dew; beside being Top 5 alltime, they are excellent examples of "fanning"

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: May 19, 2009 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

i think that was jer scratching the mosquito bites on his hands.

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Poster: Jim F Date: May 19, 2009 10:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

CAUTION. TOTALLY CAUTION. When I hear "fanning," I think of caution. That and a dude I know named Scott Fanning. But otherwise, the fanning is the best part of a good caution.

Sugaree featured some fine fannage as well. Those are the only versions I ever listen to, the real long ones that build and build, I can't stand the song in it's 5 minute form.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 20, 2009 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

That's how I feel about those early, 5-6 minute PITBs. Too short! Although the one on "Skullfuck" rules, mostly due to Mr. Merl...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 20, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

i always prefer to be fed luscious grapes while experiencing fanning - very relaxing

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: May 20, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What about the fanning?

I'm with you on the short PITB's.
I just can't listen to any pre-'72, you know the ones where they stretch out less than the studio version from Ace.
I'd much rather go with tomorrow's '74 TDIH.It's like 3 days long! (ok, more like 46 min.)
I think the addition of Keith was the spark that the song needed to take flight.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-21.sonyecm18n.lee.miller.98822.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by Bob Gnarley on 2009-05-20 15:20:33